Note: This could also be used as a soft indoor retrieving stick for your dog or a roll pillow if you change the dimensions.
If you find yourself without the time to make your own SewUseful Tree Branch Draft Dodger or you really want this one, you can purchase it here via Etsy.
Step 1: Preparation
- Fabric for "wood" - 1/4 yard
- Fabric for "leaves" - scraps (1/16 yard if you are buying new)
- Fiberfill or some sort of stuffing medium
- Sewing Thread
- Embroidery Thread - 2 colors to coordinate with your "wood" and "leaf" fabric.
Note: Amount of fabric needed may be more or less depending on the size of your finished piece.
Other Equipment Needed:
Ruler, pencil for marking, scissors, pins, needle, iron, sewing machine or be prepared to hand sew, and a clean work area.
Prep Your Fabric:
Fabric should be washed and dried to preshrink it then ironed to smooth out wrinkles.
Step 2: Cut Your Fabric
Measure your door or other drafty area (window).
Take this measurement and add 1 1/2". This is the length you cut your "wood" fabric. Measure and mark the fabric, then cut and set aside.
Measure and mark the remaining "wood" fabric at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2", then cut and set aside.
Make a leaf pattern on paper. Approximately 2 1/2-3" long and 1-1 1/2" wide or however large or small you want. Cut out multiples of this leaf pattern.
Using the "leaf" fabric fold wrong sides together and pin leaf pattern pieces to the right side. Cut out the leaves; keeping pins and pattern pieces attached (so the leaves stay aligned).